Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Take A Word - MEN

This week's Take a Word challenge is - Men! 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

CCC #22

Hard to believe that it is week number 22 for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, hosted by the lovely Linda on her blog, Studio L3.  This week the challenge was the alcohol ink splatter technique - SPLATTER??  Yes, splatter!  And splatter we did - especially when my dear hubby decided to get in on the fun; we had splatters of red and pink ink on our otherwise green countertop!  He got a little carried away blowing through the straw and its a darn good thing the blending solution was at hand to quickly get the splats off!  The result is a very bright background which makes the black ink stand out.  Fun, fun, fun!  I can hardly wait to see what next week (tomorrow actually) will bring!  Not sure if my kitchen will survive...Cheers!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Wednesday Stamper - Stars

My ATC is from a masterboard using Crushed Olive, Dried Marigold and Dusty Concord Distress Inks; and some Tim Holtz mini stamps.  This is my entry for the Wednesday Stamper challenge, 'STARS.'  I will be trying to keep 'it all' in perspective today - Cheers!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Take A Word - MOON

The 'Take A Word' challenge  this week is 'Moon!'  These two are definitely enchanted with each other!  The moon stamp is from Scrollswork and the little heart from Quietfire Designs.Cheers!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

CCC#21 Perfect Distress

This week The Compendium of Curiosities challenge is Perfect Distress.  This was a really fun technique.  I have applied Blue Russet Perfect Pearls to the bird and he is now very shimmery.  The distress inks used were Rusty Hinge, Broken China & Tumbled Glass.  Tim stamps of course.  Check out all of the wonderful pieces on Linda's blog, Studio L3.

Lots To Do - Friends

The Lots To Do challenge today is "Friends!"  I hope you get some time with friends today - cheers!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Three Muses - Blackbirds

This week's theme on The Three Muses challenge blog is 'Blackbirds.'

The definition of sanctuary is "a place of refuge and protection."  Sometimes we need to seek sanctuary to replenish our soul.

I used Stampington and Tim Holtz stamps; Black soot and Tumbled Glass distress ink and Versafine black.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Welcome, Sophie Maxine

Our sweet granddaughter has a name!  Her parents have chosen Sophie Maxine.  Sophie is of Greek origin and means wisdom.  Maxine was my mother's middle name, she would have adored this little girl.  I feel so blessed to have this new person in our lives.  Thanks for all of the good wishes!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

She's Here!

Our first grandchild was born at 12:46 this morning!!  She is my daughter's daughter - I find this an amazing fact.  Born at 12:46 to Sara & Kevin, she weighs 7lbs 7oz and is 20" long.  She was less than an hour old in this picture.  We are still waiting to hear what name they will choose.  She is precious and gorgeous and adored - WooHoo!  I am a grandma!!